It wasn’t until about a year ago when I stumbled upon a recipe for Kool-Aide scented playdough that I got hooked on the DIY playdough bug.
Despite trying many recipes, this first recipe I’ve tried is still a family favorite. We try to keep a stock-pile of it at all times for impromptu activities. Like this…
This recipe is so easy, a child can make it.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 packet of Kool Aide
1 cup water
1 Tbsp veggie oil
Combine ingredients in saucepan, adding oil last, then mix continually over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until a ball starts to form (the dough will start to darken in color, this is normal, don’t worry about it). Remove the ball of dough from the pan and knead until soft. Remember, it was just in a hot pan so this step must be done by an adult, the dough will be too hot for little hands at first.
If stored in an airtight container the dough should keep for 2-3 months. When it starts to get gooey in consistency, toss is out and make a fresh batch.
If you search Google you’ll find countless lists of fun ways to play with playdough, Pinterest boards dedicated to playdough ideas, and even free printable playdough mats. Playdough mats really are the bee’s knees, just print them out, laminate or slip into a plastic page protector, and let the child create upon it.
I’d love to hear from my readers, how does your family enjoy playing (and learning) with playdough? Do you have a favorite DIY playdough recipe?by